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Byzantine Wall-Paintings of Crete : Rethymnon Province Vol.I

Spatharakis Ioannis

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ISBN 10: 1899828036 / ISBN 13: 9781899828036
Published by Pindar Press, London, 1999
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Byzantine Wall Paintings of Crete: Rethymnon Province Vol I by Ioannis Spatharakis 24 x 17 cm 540 pp. 356 illus. 64 colour plates Euro 525,00- Publication: 1999 ISBN 1 899828 03 6 Buckram Bound This is a systematic publication of the approximately 20 Byzantine churches with wall-paintings which have survived destruction in the province of Rethymnon, Crete. They date from ca. 1000 A.D. to the fifteenth century. Most were decorated during the Palaeologan era, when the island was occupied by the Venetians (1211┐1669 A.D). These monuments are little known to the scholarly world. The style and iconographic programme of each church is investigated, as well as the iconography of the scenes. Special attention is paid to rare and unique iconographic subjects, e.g., a full cycle of the Akathistos and a cycle of the Life of St. John the Evangelist. Certain themes prompt an examination of the degree of western influence on iconography and style. The wall-paintings of Rethymnon significantly enrich our knowledge of Byzantine art, especially that of the late Palaeologan era. Alongside local artists, who worked in a provincial style, we find painters who applied the styles that were in vogue in the great Byzantine artistic centres of Macedonia, Mistra and Constantinople itself. This can be explained by the immigration of artists from the major centres. A few are known to us by name. This publication is the first of four volumes on the churches in the nomos of Rethymnon, which will include the provinces of Mylopotamos, Amari and Agios Basileios. There are over 400 plates, many in colour. Contents Preface Introduction The Churches: Agia Trias, Agia Trias Agios Dimitrios, St. Dimitrios Agios Georgios, St. George Agios Konstantinos (Artos), St. George Argyroupolis, St. Kyriake, St. Nicholas, Panagia Arkadi, St. Paraskevi Chromonastiri, St. Eutychios, Panagia Kera Kato Poros, St. John the Evangelist Kato Valsamonero, St. John the Evangelist Mountros, St. Nicholas Myriokephala, Panagia Pigi, St. Nicholas Prasses, Panagia Rousospiti, Panagia Roustika, Panagia and Soter Saitoures, Panagia Selli, St. John the Evangelist Zouridi, Soter Conclusions Indices List of Illustrations Plates language : English text Size: 240 x 170 mm. Bookseller Inventory # 004215

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Title: Byzantine Wall-Paintings of Crete : ...

Publisher: Pindar Press, London

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Couverture rigide

Book Condition: As New

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Wall-paintings dating from the 11th to 15th centuries have survived in only around twenty churches on Crete. This volume contains a thorough investigation of the style and iconography of the paintings in each church. Spatharakis demonstrates how the paintings that were produced when the island was under Venetian occupation, are unique amongst Byzantine art. He also discusses the influence of Western Christendom on the iconography.

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The Churches: Agia Trias, Agia Trias;
Agios Georgios, St. George;
Agios Konstantinos (Artos), St. George;
Argyroupolis, St. Kyriake, St. Nicholas, Panagia;
Arkadi, St. Paraskevi;
Chromonastiri, St. Eutychios, Panagia Kera;
Kato Poros, St. John the Evangelist;
Kato Valsamonero, St. John the Evangelist;
Mountros, St. Nicholas;
Myriokephala, Panagia;
Pigi, St. Nicholas;
Prasses, Panagia;
Roustika, Panagia and Soter;
Saitoures, Panagia;
Selli, St. John the Evangelist;
Zouridi, Soter;
List of Illustrations;

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